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Alan W. Black

Assistant Professor - Research

  • Program Manager, SCIPP
  • Program Manager, DSM

Campus address
E333 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-8374
Fax: 225-578-4420

Alan W. Black’s CV
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Ph.D. Geography, University of Georgia
M.S. Geography, Northern Illinois University
B.S. Meteorology, Northern Illinois University



Dr. Black is interested in atmospheric hazards, climate extremes, and their impact on society.


Selected Publications

Black, A.W., G. Villarini, and T.L. Mote, 2017: Effects of Rainfall on Vehicle Crashes in Six U.S. States.  Weather, Climate, and Society, 9, 53–70.

Miller, P., A.W. Black, C.A. Williams, and J.A. Knox, 2016:  Quantitative Assessment of Human Wind Speed Overestimation.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55, 1009–1020.

Miller, P., A.W. Black, C.A. Williams, and J.A. Knox, 2016:  Maximum Wind Gusts Associated with Human-Reported Nonconvective Wind Events and a Comparison to Current Warning Issuance Criteria.  Weather and Forecasting, 31, 451–465.

Black, A.W., and T.L. Mote, 2015:  Effects of Winter Precipitation on Automobile Collisions, Injuries, and Fatalities in the United States.  Journal of Transport Geography, 48, 165–175.

Black, A.W., and T.L. Mote, 2015:  Assessment of automobile and aviation fatalities due to winter precipitation.  Weather, Climate, and Society, 7, 133–145.


Courses Taught

GEOG 2210:  Fundamentals of Emergency Management


Other links

Disaster Science Management Program

Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program